Past Book Award Recipients

A selection of the publications that have received the ACC Book Award in the past can be seen here. Click on the images to find out more about the individual books. 

The Book Award Committee welcomes suggestions for books to be reviewed. Please share any titles with Amy Dehan, Chairman of the group.

Amy Dehan

Book Award

The ACC Book Award was established in order to recognize publications that advance the study of ceramics and promise to become major references in the field.

The most recent winner of the ACC Book Award is Things of Beauty Growing : British Studio Pottery, edited by Glenn Adamson, Martina Droth and Simon Olding, and published by Yale University. This volume was produced to accompany an exhibition of the same title that was on view at the Yale Center for British Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge in 2017.

Things of Beauty Growing focuses on the vessel forms that have defined British studio pottery since the early 20th century. It offers an expert, thorough and interdisciplinary history on the subject, and seats the British studio pottery movement within a global context. Six chapters, fresh and diverse in their approach, plus artist biographies and a chronology of the movement offer an extraordinary amount of new content and scholarship contributed by a team of international scholars and experts. This is a benchmark publication that will endure as a leading reference on British ceramics.